Last week, I exclusively revealed Apple AAPL +1.8%’s new iPhone line-up. But now we have got our first detailed look at the most radical model and it comes from a great source…
Working in collaboration with MySmartPrice, Steve Hemmerstoffer (aka the legendary OnLeaks) has revealed a detailed 360-degree render of Apple’s ‘budget iPhone X’ which will deliver the company’s cutting-edge bezel-less design but at a heavily reduced price.
What Hemmerstoffer’s images and video (embedded below) show, is a 6.1-inch design which blends the chassis of the iPhone 8 and a single rear camera with the fascia of the iPhone X, complete with Face ID facial recognition module and the distinctive notch. On the flipside, this means no Touch ID fingerprint sensor.
Interestingly, Hemmerstoffer also states the new model will be thicker than the current iPhone X at 8.3mm Vs 7.7mm (both measurements exclude the camera bump). Meanwhile, the length and width of the 6.1-inch design will increase proportionately from the iPhone X’s 143.6mm x 70.9mm to 150.9mm x 76.5mm.
These dimensions also confirm Apple has retained the ultrawide 19.5:9 aspect ratio for the budget iPhone’s display. And that’s just the start of its appeal.
Hemmerstoffer notes this currently unnamed budget iPhone X (my naming bet is simply ‘iPhone’), will also pack wireless charging, stereo speakers and a new A12 chipset. So this is basically a single-camera iPhone X for over $200 less.
With Apple expected to bundle expensive fast chargers as well, I predict this will be Apple’s biggest selling new iPhone. Yes, the company will also launch a supersized iPhone X Pluswhich millions want, but nothing opens wallets like a bargain.